I’m expanding my talk from last October’s Agile NYC for the spring Seattle Scrum Gathering.
Instilling Agile Values – A Manager’s Perspective Tuesday, May 17th, 3:30pm
The scale and speed of an agile adoption are external measures that don’t speak to the founding values of the practice. Collective ownership, continuous improvement and trust are hard won but lead to craftsmanship and joy. They are enabling conditions for innovation and beneficial change.
I will retrospect on my contributions both positive and negative towards cultivating these values in two organizations. The first was a practice that matured over four years, led to a new mission for the team and direct collaboration with the founder and CEO. The second is a team establishing its own agile practice after winding down an engagement with a much larger agile offshore team.
What will I do more off? What will I do less of? What impediments got in the way?